FY10 Access to Artistic Excellence (part 2)

GRANTS TO ORCHESTRAS

Announced April 22, 2010

Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.

Amarillo Symphony, $10,000

To support Concert in the Canyon: American Musical Landscapes. Community concerts, recitals, master classes, and educational performances will be held in towns across the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles to celebrate American music inspired by the landscape of the region.

American Composers Orchestra (Consortium), $60,000
To support the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute. In partnership with the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University and through a series of seminars, workshops, concerts, and new music reading sessions, the institute will be designed to add jazz compositions to the symphony orchestra's repertoire.

American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, $10,000
To support the Music Buddies Mentorship Program of the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras. Participating advanced high school musicians will provide free private instruction for underserved middle school students from the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, $10,000

To support Young People's Concerts. With the goal of inspiring students to participate in the school district's instrumental music program in sixth grade, the concerts are for fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, $40,000
To support ASO Around Georgia, a community partnership initiative of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The tour will include performances and outreach activities as a means to cultivate meaningful partnerships between the orchestra and communities across the state.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, $25,000
To support concerts and related educational activities. Two series of concerts, Celebrating Youth and Illuminating the Life of Gustav Mahler, will take place at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore and the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland.

Boston Modern Orchestra Project, $30,000
To support recordings of works by American composers. The world premiere releases of orchestral works by composers Lewis Spratlan, Steven Stucky, and Wayne Peterson will be recorded on three separate discs.

Colorado Music Festival, $10,000
To support education and outreach programs. Plans include a Young People's Concert, workshops for children, pre-concert lectures, open rehearsals, and master classes.

Delaware Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support outreach performances and educational activities. In an effort to serve a broader population throughout the state of Delaware, concerts will take place in Selbyville, Georgetown, Rehoboth Beach, and Dover.

Des Moines Symphony, $15,000
To support a series of tour concerts. Four performances will take place at the Waukee High School Performing Arts Auditorium in neighboring Dallas County, Iowa.

El Camino Youth Symphony, $5,000
To support an orchestral performance by young musicians. Middle and high school students will perform a concert at the Flint Center at De Anza College in Cupertino, California.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, $40,000
To support a touring program. Concerts and educational programs will take place in rural communities in Texas.

Houston Symphony (Consortium), $35,000
To support the Kaddish Project. In collaboration with Holocaust Museum Houston, an orchestrated version of composer Lawrence Siegel's Kaddish will be created and performed.

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, $17,300
To support KSO On-the-Road. Plans include a tour of concerts and educational programming to communities in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Louisville Orchestra, $25,000

To support MetroMUSIC, an educational outreach program. Plans include after-school residencies for youth and adults with special needs, a chamber concert series, and community concerts.

Madison Symphony Orchestra, $12,500
To support HeartStrings, a community outreach project. An ensemble of the orchestra's professional string musicians will perform interactive recitals for underserved and special-needs communities.

Memphis Symphony Orchestra, $15,000
To support Harmony, an educational outreach program for schoolchildren. The project will include in-school ensemble performances and youth concerts at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.

Minnesota Orchestra (Consortium), $65,000
To support free outdoor community concerts. In partnership with the Plymouth Civic League, the performances will be take place in Plymouth, Excelsior, and Winona, Minnesota; and in Hudson, Wisconsin.

Minnesota Sinfonia, $10,000
To support Music in the Schools. The curriculum-based program will involve classroom visits and concerts in as many as 30 Minneapolis and Saint Paul inner-city public elementary schools.
 
Mobile Symphony (Consortium), $12,500
To support outreach concerts of symphonic repertoire. In partnership with the City of Monroeville, the orchestra will perform in Alabama's rural Monroe County.

Nashville Symphony, $50,000

To support a performance and recording project of American composer Richard Danielpour's Songs of Solitude. The concert and recording, featuring recently-appointed Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero and baritone Thomas Hampson, will take place in Schermerhorn Symphony Center's Laura Turner Concert Hall.

National Repertory Orchestra, $10,000

To support guest conductor and alumni soloist residencies. The artists-in-residence will conduct seminars and rehearsals and provide coaching as part of the orchestra's summer season.

Oakland Youth Orchestra, $10,000
To support a composer residency and educational outreach project. Mexican American composer Hector Armienta will participate in school visits and workshops, and orchestra musicians will perform his commissioned work in a public concert in Oakland.

Omaha Symphony, $15,000
To support a statewide educational outreach program. The orchestra will present workshops and performances in communities across Nebraska.

Orchestra Iowa (formerly Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra), $10,000

To support Pied Piper, an interactive chamber music concert series for children. Performed at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, 32 concerts will be performed by ensembles of strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion for pre-school children and their caregivers.

Orchestra Nova San Diego, $10,000
To support an Internet webcast recording project by Orchestra Nova San Diego. Concert performances will be held at the Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall and recorded and broadcast for free viewing on the Internet.

Philadelphia Orchestra (Consortium), $70,000
To support Neighborhood Concerts. In partnership with the Upper Darby Educational and Cultural Foundation, Inc., the orchestra will perform free concerts and ancillary activities in several Philadelphia locations.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (Consortium), $60,000
To support The Annual Tribute concert in consortium with the Hill House Association, the orchestra will perform at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh.

Post-Classical Ensemble, $25,000
To support Sublime Confluence: Lou Harrison and Gamelan, a festival focused on the life and works of composer Lou Harrison (1917-2003). The partnerships with Georgetown, George Washington, and Wesleyan Universities will include linked courses, a free conference, a student concert, and film screenings of a Harrison documentary, A World of Music by filmmaker Eva Soltes.

Richmond Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support Come and Play, a community outreach and engagement project. Musicians of every skill level will join the orchestra for a day of rehearsal and performance.

Santa Cecilia Orchestra, $15,000

To support Discovering Music, an educational outreach program in underserved communities of Los Angeles. The project, led by Artistic Director Sonia Marie De Leon, will provide orchestral performances and education programs in venues ranging from elementary schools to community centers.

Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra, $7,500
To support the SMSO Community Music Project. Plans include ethnically diverse programming for symphonic concerts, a concert for students featuring young artists, community and school chamber concerts, and an Adopt-a-School program.

Seattle Symphony (Consortium), $65,000
To support ACCESS, an outreach performance and education program for underserved communities. In partnership with Seattle School District #1, the orchestra will engage children and families in diverse neighborhoods of Seattle.

Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, $25,000
To support a concert tour to New York's North Country. The orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Daniel Hege, will perform concerts in rural and underserved communities.

Tucson Symphony Orchestra (Consortium), $15,000
To support the Southern Arizona Residency. In collaboration with the Bisbee Community Chorus, the project will consist of an educational component and a public concert in rural communities in southern Arizona.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
To support the Made in Vermont Music Festival Tour of performances in underserved rural communities. The project will present orchestral programs and educational outreach activities and include a premiere of a commissioned work by native Vermont composer Don Jamison.

Virginia Symphony Orchestra, $10,000

To support a recording project featuring the works of American composer Adolphus Hailstork. Titled Americana: An American Port of Call, the compact disc recording will be released on the Naxos label.

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, $25,000
To support a statewide tour to underserved rural communities. The orchestra, under the leadership of Artistic Director and conductor Grant Cooper, will introduce orchestral music to new audiences throughout West Virginia.

Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, $7,500
To support free community concerts. The outdoor concerts will be held at Williamsport's Brandon Park.

RELATED ACCESS TO ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE PART 2 GRANTS

Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community (Consortium), $25,000
To support A Walk Through the Harlem Renaissance: The Zora Neale Hurston Concert. In partnership with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, the commissioned work will include an orchestral piece by composer Adolphus Hailstork and accompanying narration by playwright Lynn Nottage.

Bellingham Festival of Music, $10,000
To support the Bellingham Festival of Music. The two-week summer festival will feature orchestral and chamber music concerts at venues throughout the community.

Classical South Florida-WKCP, $10,000
To support the recording and radio broadcast of live regional performances of classical music and a program providing information on local artists and ensembles by Classical South Florida-WKCP. Programming will include concerts by the New World Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, and Symphony of the Americas; and On the Town, a weekly arts feature program.

Charleston Academy of Music, $15,000
To support the Children's Orchestra Program. Inspired by Venezuela's El Sistema education program, the after-school strings education program will involve inner-city students ages five to eight.

Chatter - A Chamber Ensemble, $10,000
To support community engagement concerts. Plans include concerts with ensemble musicians performing side by side with members of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony and concerts of music by living African American composers with one work featuring the
Albuquerque Boy Choir.

Early Music Guild of Seattle (Consortium), $25,000
To support performances of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, including associated educational activities. In celebration of the choral work's 400th anniversary and in partnership with the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, performances using period instruments are planned in Seattle, Boston, and Chicago.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (Consortium), $25,000

To support the educational outreach program Passport to Music: The Composer is Dead, by author Lemoney Snicket and composer Nathaniel Stookey. In partnership with The Cleveland Orchestra, the project will comprise activities for teachers and students from elementary grade levels to high school.

Ravinia Festival, $20,000
To support community outreach and education programs. The festival will continue its partnership with the Lawndale community to bring music performances and education to Westside Chicago.

University of Iowa, $25,000
To support the commissioning and presentation of The Tomáš Kubínek Symphony Project. The project will culminate in a statewide tour of the work, in partnership with the Cedar Rapids Symphony/Orchestra Iowa.

Young Musicians Foundation, $10,000
To support a concert by the foundation's Debut Orchestra. The concert will include of a fully staged operatic performance featuring pre-professional artists from the Los Angeles Opera's Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program.